Oct 15, 2019 03:55 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Oct 15, 2019 04:12 Asia/Tehran]
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The Iraqi army on Monday unearthed the third malicious plan by Daesh (ISIL) terrorist remnants to attack the Arba'een pilgrims.

Iran PressMiddle East: "In a unique operation, Iraqi forces were able to foil an ominous plan of elements of the Daesh terrorist group to attack Arba'een pilgrims," the Iraqi Army North Command said in a statement.

According to the report, Daesh terrorists were planning to attack Arba'een pilgrims in the area of ​​al-Sifounah eastern Samarra, in the north of Iraq.

Two ISIS suicide bombers were killed by Iraqi forces and two explosives vests and four bombs seized.

Despite the defeat of the Daesh terrorist group in Iraq, there are still remnants of the terrorist group in various parts of the country who carry out terrorist acts from time to time.

In 2014, with the financial and military support of the US and its Western and Arab allies, including Saudi Arabia, the terrorist group invaded and occupied large parts of Iraq's northern and western regions and committed numerous atrocities.

Iraq then called on Iran to help Baghdad fight terrorists.

With the help of the Islamic Republic of Iran, November 17, 2017, Iraqi forces succeeded in liberating Rawa city in Anbar province, western Iraq, that was the latest Daesh base in Iraq.